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Falcon Cheerleaders Continue to Improve

January 31, 2012

The North Country Cheerleaders were on hand to perform at halftime on Tuesday. From their inception last fall to right now they have grown leaps and bounds.
Literally.
Their routines are becoming increasingly more complex, and head coach Danielle Gage has a simple answer as to why.
“Lots and lots of practice and the girls are working really hard. There is no one to really single out because the work hard as a team.”
Their first competition is on the horizon, and if they continue to work hard and put in the time, they should be able to turn some heads at the event.

Rice Sweeps Season Series Against Falcons With 80-52 Win

January 31, 2012

NEWPORT–The Rice Green Knights built a fourteen point lead in the first quarter and never looked back as they defeated the North Country boys basketball team 80-52 on Tuesday night.
Rice was hot right from the opening tip, going on a seven point run to kick off the game. Caleb Prue scored the Falcons first points of the contest when he grabbed a rebound and nailed the short jumper making it 7-2.
Casey Tipson picked a Falcon pocket and made the easy two to get the lead back to seven, but Devon Martin cut it down to four with nice three ball.

Marie L. Smith

January 31, 2012

January 30th

Illuzzi Tackles the Health Exchange Program

January 30, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – By Jan. 1, 2014, all states will need a Health Exchange program up and running. Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Orleans/Essex) of Derby spoke to business leaders at the North Country Career Center yesterday about the exchange.
The law came about when the individual and small group insurance market in America essentially collapsed, Illuzzi said. “If you did not have the opportunity to purchase insurance through a group, you were pretty much on your own."

Trashed

January 30, 2012

ORLEANS - State Police reported that this vehicle, owned by Trevor Royer of Irasburg, was vandalized in the Park & Ride area on VT RT 5 in Orleans.
"Vandalized" is probably an understatement. The vehicle had been smashed, rammed, had the windows shot out of it, and was pushed over an embankment.
The incident occurred between 9 PM and 11:30 PM on Jan. 14. So far, this is the only vandalism incident in the area that has been reported to the Newport Daily Express.

Morgan, Holland Schools Tackle Rising Costs, Fewer Kids

January 30, 2012

MORGAN/HOLLAND, VT - The smaller schools in the district are looking at different options to handle rising costs and low student population.
E. Taylor Hatton School in Morgan has a student population of 33 for kindergarten through sixth grade.
The school's administration is concerned about meeting the students’ needs both socially as well as academically, said Interim Principal Miriam Benson.
For example, there is no technology teacher at the school.

Nordic Falcons Keep Racing Despite Lack of Snow

January 30, 2012

JERICHO–Despite the limited amount of snow that we have received this winter, the North Country nordic teams have been able to compete in their last two races.
The first one up was the Mount Mansfield Pursuit.
The girls took home fourth place with an overall team score of 117.
Lindsay Cotnoir was the top finisher, coming in tied for twenty-fifth with Laura Andrews and Ellie Stone of CVU. CVU took home first place at the event.
Stephanie Watson was the only other Falcon in the top fifty, finishing fifty-first.

Lucille M. St. Onge

January 30, 2012

January 29th

Rice Evens Season Series With 5-2 Win

January 29, 2012

JAY–A pair of revamped teams met in the opening game of the matinee double-header on Saturday as Rice defeated the North Country girls 5-2 to earn a split in the season series.
"I think our effort was good in a lot of areas. We had a few mental breakdowns and that led to some easy goals for them," said Claude Paul after the game, "We need to tighten up in our end, including goaltending... we need to sure that up."

DeLaBruere Nets Two as North Country Tops Rice 4-1

January 29, 2012

JAY-The boys were able to send the fans home happy after the game number two of the twin billing, as they picked up the 4-1 victory over Rice, winning their second game in a row
"It's good to have a couple (of wins) to rub together. It has been a while and it feels good," said Andrew Roy his teams' first back-to-back wins of the year.
Just fifty seconds into the game the Falcons were whistled for a Logan Fortier kneeing penalty, and it looked like it was going to be another long night of extended penalty killing for the boys in white.

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